I am a painter at Art&Light Studios located in Greenville, SC. I was born out west and moved to Greenville at the age of 6. As Both of my parents are artists from the west, the western landscape is ever present in my work. After graduating from Gardner-Webb University with a Bachelor of Arts and concentration in Painting and Printmaking, I moved back to Greenville, my home town. Since then I have been pursuing my career as an Artist. I spend the majority of my time working as an independent artist.
Statement: Inspired by life experiences, I create abstracted landscapes through subjective responses to color, striving for balance in the composition. I paint large format abstractions using acrylic, oil pastel and graphite on panel. When a composition or color palette from the natural world around me lends inspiration, I create a sketch. I study the composition, learning what is foreground vs. background, and what excites me. I then recreate it on a larger format.